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f NO. 1. editor's table. 15 tlonnl stylo that characterises the lutter. The Alabama University Monthly cspec iiilly compliments our local columns, us being "well selected anil written, with a full share of originality of thought ami expression " "Well merited praise. The Jewell we welcome this month for the last time. " Hard times" make it necessary to discontinue the paper. Wo sincerely regret that circumstances make this step advisable, while wo agree with the Business Manager that it is not wise to run in debt. O ArcJiangcll Thou art well named, thy poetical ebullitions, thy ilowery epi thets, thy high flown, rhetorical phrases are lilting accompaniments to the doll faced celestial, who adorns thy title page, and whose wings are emblematic of thy aspiring genius! CLIPPINGS. A young lady about to marry a farmer remarked : "O well, you know Eve mar ried a gardener!" She forgot to add that oil account of the mutch, he lost his situation. At u church where there was u call for a minister, two candidates appeared whose names were Adam and Low. The latter preached from this text; "Adam, where art thou?" In the evening Adam preached from the words, "Lo, here am I." "Fellow citizens," said a local candi date, "there arc three topics that now agi tato the state greenbacks, taxes and the penitentiary. I shall pass over the first two as my sentiments arc well known, and come to the peniteniary where I shall dwell for some time." The Seniors serenaded the Ladies Sem inary and out of thirteen pet cats twelve, through sheer envy, commitied suicide. Tho remaining one it is needless to say is deaf. Said a frolicsome student to the tavern boy; "Hoy, take this quadruped, extricate him, stabulutc him, and donate him an adequate supply of nutritious aliment, and when aurora gilds the eastern hori zon, I will give thee an adqeuatc compen sation for thy kind attentions." Boy stops behind the screen; "Master, Dutch man at do doe'." Ex. EDITOR'S NOTES. The first college journal was published at Dartmouth in 1801). The campus of Cornell University is to be illuminated with electric lights. Oxford University is about ten cen turies old and has an income of $1,000,000. Trust him little who smilingly praises all alike, him less who sneeringlj' cen sures all alike, him leust who is coldly i ml liferent to all alike. The Students of the Northwestern Uni versity have published a song book of 128 pages. "Without exception the best local song book ever publishei'." At Amherst tho proportion of Profcs. sors to Students is about one to fourteen ; at Princeton, one to eighteen ; at Yale, one to ten; at Lafayette, one to nine. Leipsic is tho "city of books." It has forty seven printing houses having 17.10 employes. There are 258 bookselling firms, having business connections with about 3500 houses out of Leipsic. The University of Virginia has been of fered a fifty thousand dollar telescope, on condition thai sixty thousand dollars be raised to build the Observatory and en dow the Observer's chair. Silvcroid is the name of a new compo sition which has just been introduced in America in the manufacture of table-ware It has u fine texture, is susceptible of a high polish, and, it is said, can be sup plied at a much less cost than anything heretofore used as a substitute for real silver.